Hi-Teknology 2

Tek cover

1. The Oracle Intro
2. The Chip
3. Keep It Moving Feat. Dion, Q-Tip & Kurupt
4. I Think I Got A Beat Feat. Lil Tone
5. Can We Go Back Feat. Talib Kweli & Ayak
6. Josephine Feat. The Willie Cottrell Band, Ghostface & Pretty Ugly
7. March Feat. Busta Rhymes
8. Where It Started (NY) Feat. Dion, Jadakiss, Papoose, Talib Kweli, Raekwon
9. 1-800-Homicide Feat. The Game, Dion
10. Money Dont Make U Rich Feat. Strong Arm Steady
11. Baby We Can Do It Feat. Nok & Haze (Czarnok)
12. Let It Go Feat. Dion & Talib Kweli
13. People Going Down Feat. The Willie Cottrell Band
14. So Tired Feat. Dion, Bun B, Devin The Dude & Pretty Ugly
15. Music For Life Feat. J Dilla, Nas, Common, Busta Rhymes & Marsha Of Floetry

If you know Hip Hop then you know Hi-Tek. Critically acclaimed producer who has made hits for artists such as 50 Cent, Mos Def, Talib Kweli to name a few. He also penned the critically acclaimed “Reflection Eternal” with Talib Kweli. When it comes to production he is one of the elite beat smiths of today. Notice I said producer. Hi-Tek’s lyrics are far from memorable on this effort. It shows more when he brings in lyricists such as Bust Rhymes, Q-Tip, Judaists, Naps, and Common. On the other had, a gathering of so many talented artists and combining their lyrics with beautiful production makes this a piece worth picking up. On “Where It Started” Judaists, and Papoose deliver deadly verses while Raekwon left me confused towards the end of his tales of hustling. This song still remains strong due to the beat and hook. With “Let It Go” Taliban lets us in his life briefly and talks about his failed relationship. Anyone who’s ever listened to “Joy” on his first solo effort (“Quality”) knew his happiness and now knows his sadness. The closing track “Music Is My Life” an audio recording by the late Jay Dilla (R.I.P.) plays over the beat. It touches your soul hearing how much music meant to him. NaS comes in with a strong verse taking you back to a young Nasir first falling in love with Hip Hop music. Common also takes you back showing how music was a way to escape the ill of the inner city streets of Chicago. This song is a strong way to finish off this CD. But would I buy it, maybe from my dude who sells watches on 34th street.

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